Pitlane penalty not enough to slow the pace of the Porsche 919 Hybrid as Neel Jani, André Lotterer and Nick Tandy come home to complete a one-two for the German marque.
Dario Franchitti was on course to race for Porsche in 2015 had it not been for his career-ending crash whilst racing in the IndyCar Series at Houston in 2013.
Neel Jani put Porsche in front during first practice for the World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain.
Mark Webber drew first blood for Porsche in Japan whilst Audi had to make repairs on its #7 car following a spin for Andre Lotterer.
Porsche’s 919 Hybrids didn’t have the pace to match the Audis at Austin, but a series of unfortunate events for the R18s gifted another important victory to Weissach.
Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard have won the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship after finishing fifth at the season-ending 6 Hours of Bahrain.